William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested the suspect wanted in last week’s apartment complex shooting this morning.
At approximately 8 a.m., ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON turned himself into police.
SANCHEZ is charged with:
- Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
- Carrying a Firearm without a License
- Threats to Kill
- Discharging a Firearm in a Building
- Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
- Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
- Threatening to Commit a Crime
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.
A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.
SANCHEZ was also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property.
An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.
SANCHEZ was held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment at Quincy District Court today.